ZINC – McEachran, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posted by: Falach-fead
N 44° 38.521 W 063° 35.239
20T E 453423 N 4943352
Quick Description: One of ten zinc headstones in Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia. This one is dedicated to two members of the McEachran (McEachren) family.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 3/21/2012 6:50:05 PM
Waymark Code: WME1JY
A zinc tablet with a two tier base. The front and back contain symbols, epitaphs and dedications. The headstone is about 3 feet high.
APRIL 7, 1889;
AGED 55 YEARS.
Symbol – Thistle
Symbol – Rose Bud (indicating a life cut short)
DIED DEC. 18, 1887;
AGED 6 MONTHS.
A nearby headstone is also dedicated to Clarence and provides additional information:
CAPT. D & CHRISTINE
DIED DEC. 18, 1887
AGED 6 MOS.
This spelling of the family name “MCEACHREN” is consistent with 1901 census records which indicate that Daniel and Christine MCEACHREN had six other children, one who would have been Clarence’s twin sister:
1. James was born October 20, 1871 in NS
2. Lawrence was born November 2, 1873 in NS
3. Bessie was born March 31, 1878 in NS
4. Violet was born May 26, 1880 in NS
5. Maggie was born July 12, 1884 in NS
6. Jennie was born June 22, 1887 in NS
There is another MCEACHREN headstone beside the second one which is not completely legible but may be another child “JOHN MCEACHREN” who died at “AGED 6 YRS”.
It is possible that this is the same Daniel MCEACHREN, ship's captain sailing out of Providence, RI and/or Halifax, NS. 1860's - 1870's who died in Dartmouth, Halifax, NS. He was married to Isabella McLaren McEachern, who died from yellow fever aboard one of his ships around Guantanamo, Cuba, and was buried at sea there abt 1870. This would suggest he remarried to Christine and would coincide with their childrens’ births starting in 1871 when Clarence was 37 years of age.
Camp Hill Cemetery:
In 1844 Camp Hill Cemetery on Robie Street in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Camp Hill Cemetery replaced the Old Burying Ground at Barrington Street and Spring Garden Road in 1844 although it was established a bit earlier in 1749. Originally run by private company, the cemetery is now owned and administered by the Halifax Regional Municipality
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